Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, world war two, nazi, holocaust, survival, confined, against humanity, jewish, genocide and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Fateless (2005), Amen. (2002), Seven Beauties (1975), The Ninth Day (2004), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Truce (1997), Werewolves of the third reich (2017).

List of concentration camp movies

Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 7.0
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, bus, innocence lost, self discovery, coming of age, confined, youth, life is a bitch, soldier, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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 7.3
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, rome italy ...
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, honor, pimp, farce, anti heroes, captivity, fight, thief, sister, german officer ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, germany
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, faith, soldier, bishop, human spirit, confined, traitor, pastor, danger, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, netherlands, poland, holland, russia ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, holocaust, corporal punishment, labor camp, hard labor, violence, brutality, genocide, captivity, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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 6.7
 1K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, refugee, survival, human spirit, war, wartime life, against humanity, confined, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
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Werewolves of the third reich (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers discover Doctor Mengele's diabolical plan to create an unstoppable army of Nazi werewolves.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, scary
Plot: werewolf, human experiment, concentration camp, extramarital affair, world war two, american soldier, nazi, battles, deadly weapon, soldier
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 6.3
 2K
Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, escape, holocaust survivor, nazi germany, killings, concentration camp survivor, russian abroad, nazi uniform, russian, holocaust, barefoot woman ...
Time: 1940s
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, forgery, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, warsaw poland, austria ...
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, love triangle, post war, friendship, mental illness, haunted by the past, romance, war criminal, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
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 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, starting over, survival, human spirit, war, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, rabbi, teenager, jewish, anti semitism, coming of age, time travel, survival, human spirit, death, tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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 7.1
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, concentration camp, smuggling, auschwitz, doctor, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, moral dilemma, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, israeli, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, life is a bitch, nazi officer, against humanity, violin, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: israel, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, courtroom, against humanity, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1946, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 7.9
 12K
V (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: resistance, evil alien, extraterrestrial, spacecraft, adventure, save the world, cover-up, alien encounter, heroic mission, danger, escapades, journalism ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, attic, anti semitism, dentist, d day, diary, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, deportation, moral dilemma, war, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide, wartime life, battles, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, berlin germany
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 4.6
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Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, concentration camp, virus, contamination, infection, disease, cyberpunk, quarantine, politics, apocalypse, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, near future
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Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, electric fence, tow truck, surrealism, gory, anti heroes, social misfits, australian, exploitation, prison, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, post war, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
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Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, survival, dealing with death, human spirit, tragic love, romance, holocaust, war, against humanity, confined, writer's life, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, nazism, idealism, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, black market, war, anti heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, spain, sweden
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 6.5
 55
The Escape (1987)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic story of a group of prisoners, ordinary people, were detained in the camp at Lager in Naise at the beginning of WWII, after that mighty torture and abuse by the Germans, will try escape from the camp. A few succeeded.
Plot: concentration camp, son, blood, doctor, world war two, fear, partisan, ss, jewish, torture, death, escape ...
Time: year 1941
Place: yugoslavia, serbia
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Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Plot: orchestra, auschwitz, concentration camp, holocaust, destiny, nazi germany, haircut, responsibility, ss, singer, world war two, guilt ...
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: concentration camp, prisoner, dying woman, fascism, worker, european history, poet, feminist, digging, masseuse, death by gunshot, loss of mother ...
Time: year 1942, 1930s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia
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